Conan O'Brien reveals name of TBS late night show. And it's exactly what you'd expect.

Conan-OBrienImage Credit: Jay Brady/Everett CollectionJust two short months before the premiere of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS late night show, the former Tonight Show host has finally announced the name. After leaving fans and industry folk alike wondering for weeks months, O’Brien revealed in a YouTube video released this morning that the name of his program will be Conan. Or Conaw? Doesn’t matter — you choose. It’s cable — anything goes!

So it looks like O’Brien’s keeping it simple. But, then again, Conan slips off the tongue much better than The Masturbating Happy Bear Hour. (Because you know we’ll be picketing if the character doesn’t make it onto O’Brien’s new show…screw any legal rules barring Conan from bring along his Late Night characters!) Watch the late night talk show host’s video after the jump!

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  • Will


    • Jeff Eastwood

      I just hope TBS is smart and puts full episodes of the show on its website. Some of us either don’t have cable or, in my case, don’t have a TV.

      • Daniel F

        TV Guide reported a couple of months back that they will indeed post full episodes on

    • Jersey Jeff

      what a bunch of poop

    • Q

      It sort of looked like “Cowaw”.

    • LOL

      I’m with Conaw!

  • tina

    hooray for CONAW!

  • Jen

    Haha @ Conan’s penmanship. I got his autograph when he brought the “Legally Prohibited” tour to Atlanta, and everyone who sees it thinks it says “WB.”

  • Brian

    Hooray for CONAW!

  • strickens_girl

    Can’t wait.

  • tomm

    Well, the only way ‘kids’ under 30 will watch him is if he posts clips on YouTube.

    Conan is 47 now, and when he hits big 5-0 will he still be considered ‘youthful’?

    • Gretchen

      Well, clearly you are wrong as I am 27 and will be watching him on tv.

    • Ellen

      I’m a teenager and I obsess over Conan….no need to be so cyncial! Conan said himself he hates it :)

      • Mike

        Hmm, smart teenager..

  • Jessica

    screw any legal rules barring Conan from bring along his Late Night characters!)

    You forgot to write, “bringing.” Just thought I would let you know… Can’t wait for his new show!

  • Sharon

    Won’t be watching the back-stabber!

    • SilentRage

      No one asked you

    • who cares

      go away.

      • Jason

        What the Backstabber?? He did NOTHING wrong!

    • Quirky


      • Sam

        i’m still not quite sure how he backstabbed leno. if anyone was backstabbed it was conan, all because nbc exec’s crappy idea of having leno do a primetime show didn’t work

    • tyla

      This article is about Conaw. Not Jay Leno. Oopsie on you!

    • marie

      @Jason: Actually Conan was the one who started the whole mess by refusing to resign with NBC for his Late Night Show unless they guaranteed him the Tonight Show within a few years. What exactly did Conan think would happen to Leno? He knew he would be forcing him out but he didn’t care. So yes, he is a backstabber.

      • Stan

        I don’t get why everybody is saying Conan strongarmed Leno out of the Tonight Show.

        2005 – Conan was getting some pretty lucrative offers from other networks like Fox to host a late night program on their network. Conan, being loyal to NBC, decides to do the thing EVERYBODY else would do and told NBC that he was getting lucrative offers from other networks that he was seriously considering, and if NBC didn’t give him any incentive to stay (like the Tonight Show – remember, Conan’s been working on Late Night for at least 10+ years now), he would go to another network. NBC then reacted by promising Conan the Tonight Show in five years.

        Heck, Leno was even initially fine with the decision until last year when his ratings were still #1 (unlike what NBC had told him in 2005 – they told him his ratings would drop at that time and that’s why a new host would’ve been ideal)

        So I don’t see the backstabbing here. If you’re going to blame anyone for starting this whole mess, blame the right company. *coughNBCcough*

      • Stan

        Whoops, my bad. I posted 2005 when I meant to post 2004. =D

      • Sharon

        Exactly! Thank you!

      • Carrie Andersen

        conan received very lucrative offers at other networks (fox included), but out of loyalty to NBC and the franchise, he went to the bigheads up at GE to essentially say, “I want to stay here but it makes more financial/creative sense to go with these other guys.” how can we fault him for wanting to advance his career? especially when Leno himself agreed to such a change?

  • Cara

    OK I’m at work and I have no sound on my computer, but I watched the video for fun and it’s HILARIOUS not being able to hear what he’s actually saying. Team Coco for life!

  • dabbygag

    considered “youthful” is all about how you feel and act, not about your actual age.

    I’m never growing up

  • Heather

    CONAN!!! Love him!

  • D’s Advocate

    Happy Bear? Don’t you mean the Self-Pleasuring Panda?

  • Spark


  • bobalob

    If only he could can some his ego.

    • Desmo

      If only you could write clearly.

  • Sam

    I love this dude!! cant wait to have laughter back at6 night.. all the other late night hosts are kinda lame.. Go CoCo!!!

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